Looks awesome, sounds awesome, but crippled by awful design.
18 February 2013
Summary: I've had this machine since early 2010 - and to start things off it was EXTREMELY over-priced for the specs it has. An Asus or Lenovo of the same, or greater quality would be nearly half the price. You're only paying for the "wow" affect this computer leaves people with. Once I took this thing out of the box, I had issues within a week. It was overheating CONSTANTLY.
Crazy Power. Built like a tank. Quality everywhere. Don't pass it up.
4 February 2013
Summary: This is a monster of a laptop. You want power get this. WOW! I was anticipating a better laptop than what I used in the past but now using it for awhile this machine puts all others to shame. I put a SSD in and up'd the memory to make it the ultimate gaming machine. If you can afford it buy this instead of a Apple Mac. Well worth the money.
Summary: Strictly speaking as a photo/video editor, it's simply not reliable. In fact, of all the electronic devices I currently own, it's among the least reliable. Excitedly bought it through Dell using a Sl'ckDeals promo. Considering my needs for multimedia editing, I was willing to sacrifice portability and battery life if it meant having all the "overloaded" features: powerful i7 quad-core CPU / dedicated nVidia 1GB GPU & 1080p res / backlit keyboard & rugged durability...
Excerpt: Almost everyone has heard about the Alienware's gaming power. Utilizing the Intel i-series processors, SATA/Solidstate hardrives and top of the line graphics; Alienware contains a lot of bang for it's price. They are easily some of the best pre-built computers on the market, however having all of this gaming power has it's price. Alienware it notorious for over-heating and are regular victims of cooling fan failure.
Excerpt: I just got my Alienware Mx15 laptop a couple of days ago, and I already love it! I wanted to play online games with my daughter, and it does everything beautifully. I have a two year old pc at work and I can't even run this software on it because it freezes up. Not so with the Alienware. It is beautiful and stylish, and the only thing I can find that I would change is the thickness of the bottom where you put your hands.
Excerpt: Okay, let me start off by saying I’ve never sat down to type a review on anything before. But my new Alienware M15x is so much fun, I feel compelled to tell others about my experience. First off, let me classify myself. I’m 40 years-old and consider myself a professional. I’m married with kids and my one escape from the world is my computer with some gaming. I don’t consider myself a fanatic or anything and have only been gaming for about 5 years.
Excerpt: To start off i had a little driver problem with the sound card, but it was easily fixed with some Q and A at the Alienware support center, i paid about $2000 for my system, it is amaizing ive been playing the crysis series with sspec graphics and awesomesound on my blu-ray drive plus 1080p screen and dolby 7.1 surround sound audio, one of the best decisions ive made.
Excerpt: Received this Alienware laptop as an early birthdat present. My desktop computer has been very slow and I needed a new one for my school work. This is so much faster at downloading, the 15 inch screen is awesome, and the ability to change the colors on the screen is a bonus. Would definitedly recommend this anyone who is looking to buy a GREAT laptop. The price was a little high, but you get what you pay for and this is one fabulous laptio.
Excerpt: Alienware has always been known to produce beatiful looking laptops/computers, and they did not disappoint with the Alienware m15x. This powerhouse can handle almost any game depending on the certain specs. My friend owns one, and being a gamer, he really needs the top quality and playability. It runs perfectly smooth, with no problems and is a great machine just to use for day to day functions as well. The only complaint I would give to this laptop is simply the price.